Engineered for those brave souls running into the fire, this beefy knife can be handled in turn-out gloves and operated in confidence with life-saving features. Integrating some of the most important features for emergency professionals, it has a hook cutter, a window punch, and an oxygen tank valve opening. This is no ordinary rescue knife for no ordinary day at the office.
It took a fire fighter with a genius for knife design to conceive this feature-rich rescue knife. And Rick Hinderer did himself proud. He integrated some of the most important features a fire fighter will need. Even while wearing turn-out gloves, using this knife will not be an issue. The knife has larger, beefier features and mechanisms built-in. This is no ordinary rescue knife.
I have had this for a couple years. Very sturdy for the most part. The knob for folding the knife broke off and will have to be replaced. I use it every day. The blunt tip is perfect for opening cabinets for inspecting fire alarm systems. Its a little bulky but the size makes it easier to use when I wearing gloves. Good all around knife.
I carry it in my station wear pocket. Sturdy construction, a little bulky though. I could honestly do without the O2 key and belt cutter. If I need to cut a seat belt I’m not going to flip it out when there is a blade right there. And an O2 key is tethered to the bottle on our rigs. That stuff seems gimmicky to me. The glass punch is alright, I’d only ever use it in a pinch though. I use it more as a prybar and for opening cheese in the kitchen.
As a career Firefighter, the things you buy could potentially save your life, a brothers life or a civilians life. That's why you buy quality products right? Well, I was excited to finally see a quality knife from Gerber with all the bells and whistles for emergency responders. Bought this knife, put it into my hand and fell in love with it. Serrated blade and seat belt hook are really sharp as expected. Glass breaker seems solid. Nice gas shutoff/O2 key. (really handy) Dropped it once and the dang blade lock release broke and now it won't lock into the open position. (Throws hands up). GERBER!!! C'MON!!! Other than that, I love this tool. But now it's out of service.
Knife is very handy and useful for day to day activities as a firefighter. I have used this tool to open locked doors, break windows, cut seat belts, cut ropes of different sizes, and many many more things.
Great knife for vehicle extrication's. Unfortunately after a routine victim removal drill the blade safety release mechanism broke off in the pocket of my bunker gear. If a more durable model were made I would be interested in purchasing it.
The best knife for any first responder it is so sharp. The seat belt cutter and glass break work really well. The only problem I have found is the pocket clip keeps gettting snagged and falling off. Other than that it is worth the money.
Great looking knife!! I would like to have one but don't have the money!! Gerber should really really make more rescue knifes!!!! You are one of my reliable and trusted brands for knifes and gear!!
Knife is great! Use it for everything. The blunt tip makes it so easy to use when cutting clothes so you don't have to worry about hurting the patient. The o2 wrench is handy could use some kind of reinforcement around the plastic for cosmetic purposes but the frame is what really does the job and hasn't failed once. The tool kit is clean simple and extremely handy, I've used it on and off the job. The screwdriver set actually helped a crew get into a home through a window to access an unconscious patient, and the screw driver handle has doubled as lock popping tool on many doors to get to a grandma who used their life alert. All around this knife and tool kit has more than payed for itself. It has helped people I distress just by being in the hands of am EMT.
The best knife I ever had and used on and off the job. It did everything I needed it to. The tools also came in handy multiple times it was amazing. The only dis like I had was the case and belt loop button. I was working a MVC and it came off my belt it was lost. I would love to try and get another one it's worth every dollar.
Pretty good knife, I have no complaints so far. Overall I would recommend this knife to any first responder.
Great tool to have. The seat belt cutter works well in removing patients clothes in a hurry when I need to start IVs and the tool kit is great when I have to make minor repairs on my truck without having to bring it back to our shops. O2 wrench gets beat up a little bit but that's wear and tear you'll get that on regular o2 keys too.
I've been on my towns volunteer fire department for 7 months. I'm only 16, and I've been on 30+ calls. Every time we arrive to a vehicular accident my rig is one fo the first to show up. this knife is always clipped in with me. The seatbelt cutter is tremendous. I've used it plenty of times, as well as the window basher. only problem is mines become rounded on the top and its pretty much useless now. the O2 take opener is a lifesaver for us as well. thanks for a great product!
This is a great knife and both the blade and seat belt cutter work great at cutting clothes which is my main use for it.
I will agree that the plastic gets chewed up after multiple tank openings and could do with improvement like a reinforced collar to prevent that but I also carry an oxygen wrench on my keys which I like better and use more
I like the tool set but unfortunately I lost the adaptive piece between the handle and the screwdriver bits. I contacted customer service and they sent me a replacement piece though which is great customer service
Great knife. Could do without the seatbelt cutter. You'll never use it. Blade does a great job, and maybe offer one without the tools. Never used them in an actual on-duty situation.
I'm just sorry I lost mine. Came out of my pocket on an MVC, and must have fell out of my bunker pants. Im certain the tow truck driver is loving it. haha
All of the patrol Deputies got this knife. I have had to use it many times and love the knife. I agree with EMR on the O2 opener. It gets chipped and chewed up after having to use it to open the tanks.
As a volunteer firefighter I was given this as a gift and I love it, although I have never used it on a call I do use it every day in the warehouse I work at, the rounded saftey tip allows me to cut into certain products without accidentally ruining the item and the seat belt cutter is perfect for cutting the plastic off of pallets without having to worry about cutting the products.
Love the knife, works great but big dissapointment with the window punch used it on one vehicle and has completely rounded and wont function.
Not really usable while wearing firefighter gloves but rescue gloves give better dexerity. Knife can torque the handle a little to easy making it difficult to close single handed. Strongly suggest that the entire knife not be redesigned but simply beefed up throughout.
The Selt belt cutter that folds out is not really that great but the blade makes short work of any man-made webbing. The blunt tip it perfect, it's not too big or too small, and best of all the O2 wrench is always by your side. I love this knife. I wish it wasn't so pricey, I got mine from a vender at a training weekend much cheaper.
Love this knife. Only complaint is the 02 crank needs to be reinforced with a thin piece of metal as the plastic around its edge has become severely chewed up after ten or so tank openings. I really want to see this product improved and kept on the market.
Love this! I own a drawer full of knives and yet this is the one I Always gone on duty with. Thanks to the blunt end, it goes in between a person and their clothes safely. It cuts Anything, pants boots belts
I have used this several time while working security, and even during several medical calls. I love the fact that there is a oxygen key built into the knife, a whole lot more comfortable to use compared to a normal key. The knife is strong it pried a door off the frame of a car and dented the vehicle but didn't damage the knife. I do have a few cons about the knife, First the window punch, didn't work to well for me maybe swap it for a more aggressive point carbide tip? Second, the safety cutter it doesn't cut to well, I ground mine out to more of an arc so it slides better and doesn't bunch up.
This is a great knife! I've used it numerous times on scene. As for the "disappointed", 3 star rater, the tip of the knife is supposed to be blunt and not sharp. The knife has a blunt tip so you do not cut your patients while trying to slice restraints, bandages, etc. What a great idea and a great knife!!
Very solid knife, it carries a nice amount of weight and is built very well. The serrated blade and belt cutter are razor sharp and perform great. The size and weight make this knife easy to use with turn out gloves on. Super tool.
Recieved this knife as a present from my wife...Best present I have ever recieved for work. Extremely Durable, True to its name The Seatbelt Cutter truly works and havent popped any windows on a call but still had to try it out and works like a charm...And the dull blade tip was ingenius and definitely insures the safety for me and my patients.
Great knife! I have used the tip as a screw-driver on several occasions and the 02 wrench a number of times as well. LOVE this knife.
I guess Shawn hadn't realised that this knife was made for paramedics or search and rescue technicians, so that the point won't cut people who's wounds need tending to; hense the name.
This is a great knife for both jobs. Love the dull point cause when having to cut clothes to expose wound I didn't have to worry about further injuring someone. Didn't have to use the seat belt cutter to cut seat belts but was good to open MREs
Great knife only issue is tip of blade is not sharpend. After costing $100 to come out of box needing more is crap would recommend the hinder over this one.